The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 299 389 327
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -62
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1067 805 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.37% 3.94% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 841 632 694
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19886 20421 21690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.03% 19.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15789 16239 17569
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +101 1027 £50,000 +5.26% 74
London +95 459 £55,000 +4.76% 25
South East +77 321 £50,000 +17.64% 27
City of London +61 165 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Berkshire +2 125 £52,800 +17.33% 13
Hampshire +30 76 £50,000 +33.33% 4
East of England +30 57 £47,500 -13.63% 4
North West -2 54 £41,000 -18.00% 3
Reading -43 49 £50,000 +6.38% 9
Surrey +47 46 £44,250 -1.66% 4
Yorkshire -57 40 £50,000 +42.85% 3
West Midlands +11 39 £50,000 +12.99% 3
Manchester +20 38 £38,750 -8.82% 1
East Sussex +25 28 £40,000 -
Birmingham +8 27 £50,000 +9.89% 3
East Midlands +30 25 £47,500 +15.85% 2
South Wales +11 22 £39,000 -18.75% 4
Wales +6 22 £39,000 -8.23% 4
South West -1 22 £62,500 +31.57% 7
Farnborough +18 21 £60,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -31 21 £50,000 +49.25%
Leeds -41 21 £50,000 +49.25%
Hertfordshire 0 20 £46,250 -19.56% 1
Bedfordshire +20 19 £48,500 +21.25% 1
Oxfordshire +21 18 £54,000 +66.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Brighton +4 17 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire 0 17 £50,000 - 2
Cambridge +28 15 £33,000 +13.79%
Cambridgeshire +25 15 £33,000 +13.79% 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1786 (89.30%) Cisco
2 1478 (73.90%) OSPF
3 1384 (69.20%) Cisco Certification
4 1225 (61.25%) Firewall
5 1156 (57.80%) MPLS
6 1065 (53.25%) CCNP
7 850 (42.50%) WAN
8 806 (40.30%) EIGRP
9 734 (36.70%) VPN
10 731 (36.55%) Juniper
11 717 (35.85%) Cisco ASA
12 675 (33.75%) LAN
13 616 (30.80%) F5
14 563 (28.15%) TCP/IP
15 549 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 548 (27.40%) CCNA
17 511 (25.55%) CheckPoint
18 487 (24.35%) Network Security
19 463 (23.15%) Linux
20 404 (20.20%) DNS
21 403 (20.15%) VMware
22 402 (20.10%) IPsec
23 391 (19.55%) Wireless
24 362 (18.10%) Cisco IOS
25 357 (17.85%) ITIL
26 356 (17.80%) HSRP
27 350 (17.50%) CCIE
28 347 (17.35%) Network Design
29 346 (17.30%) Finance
30 328 (16.40%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 99 (4.95%) Lync
2 66 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.40%) Apache
4 23 (1.15%) nginx
5 21 (1.05%) Confluence
6 19 (0.95%) MediaWiki
7 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.50%) IIS
11 7 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.35%) Moodle
12 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.050%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.050%) CloudStack
Applications
1 129 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 120 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 67 (3.35%) MS Office
4 9 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.90%) IaaS
2 20 (1.00%) Office 365
3 18 (0.90%) SaaS
4 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.75%) PaaS
5 15 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1478 (73.90%) OSPF
2 1225 (61.25%) Firewall
3 1156 (57.80%) MPLS
4 850 (42.50%) WAN
5 806 (40.30%) EIGRP
6 734 (36.70%) VPN
7 717 (35.85%) Cisco ASA
8 675 (33.75%) LAN
9 563 (28.15%) TCP/IP
10 549 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 487 (24.35%) Network Security
12 404 (20.20%) DNS
13 402 (20.10%) IPsec
14 391 (19.55%) Wireless
15 362 (18.10%) Cisco IOS
16 356 (17.80%) HSRP
17 328 (16.40%) VLAN
18 314 (15.70%) VoIP
19 236 (11.80%) SSL
20 213 (10.65%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.85%) MySQL
2 43 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 26 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.30%) Big Data
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.10%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 32 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.50%) Subversion
4 23 (1.15%) Hudson
4 23 (1.15%) JIRA
5 10 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 346 (17.30%) Finance
2 276 (13.80%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.25%) Banking
4 51 (2.55%) Retail
5 36 (1.80%) Marketing
6 35 (1.75%) Advertising
7 31 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.30%) Games
9 25 (1.25%) Law
10 22 (1.10%) Legal
10 22 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.85%) Electronics
12 15 (0.75%) Back Office
13 7 (0.35%) Billing
13 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.30%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.25%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1126 (56.30%) Network Engineer
2 359 (17.95%) Senior Network Engineer
3 229 (11.45%) Consultant
4 145 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 131 (6.55%) Network Consultant
6 120 (6.00%) Network Support
7 96 (4.80%) Network Support Engineer
7 96 (4.80%) Cisco Engineer
8 91 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 87 (4.35%) Architect
10 79 (3.95%) Design Engineer
11 74 (3.70%) Security Engineer
12 71 (3.55%) Senior Consultant
13 69 (3.45%) Network Specialist
14 68 (3.40%) Network Design Engineer
15 65 (3.25%) Operations Engineer
16 61 (3.05%) Network Security Engineer
16 61 (3.05%) Team Leader
17 60 (3.00%) Network Architect
18 57 (2.85%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.55%) CSS
2 20 (1.00%) LAMP
3 12 (0.60%) ISPF
4 11 (0.55%) XMPP
4 11 (0.55%) HTML
4 11 (0.55%) SOAP
5 10 (0.50%) Silverlight
6 8 (0.40%) Web Services
7 5 (0.25%) RESTful
8 4 (0.20%) XML
8 4 (0.20%) .NET
9 3 (0.15%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.10%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.10%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.050%) COM
11 1 (0.050%) RSS
11 1 (0.050%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 29 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 26 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 26 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 23 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (1.05%) Wiki
7 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.00%) Clustering
9 17 (0.85%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 15 (0.75%) Statistics
11 13 (0.65%) IPTV
11 13 (0.65%) Equities
11 13 (0.65%) Open Source
12 12 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
12 12 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.60%) DTV
12 12 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 463 (23.15%) Linux
2 256 (12.80%) Windows
3 193 (9.65%) UNIX
4 64 (3.20%) Ubuntu
5 56 (2.80%) CentOS
6 49 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (2.05%) Debian
8 36 (1.80%) Solaris
9 34 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.10%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (17.85%) ITIL
2 347 (17.35%) Network Design
3 315 (15.75%) Load Balancing
4 209 (10.45%) Network Management
5 164 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 138 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
7 134 (6.70%) Service Delivery
8 127 (6.35%) Project Management
9 117 (5.85%) Mentoring
10 108 (5.40%) Network Architecture
11 89 (4.45%) Change Management
11 89 (4.45%) Incident Management
12 87 (4.35%) Migration
12 87 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
13 73 (3.65%) Capacity Management
14 61 (3.05%) Kalman Filter
15 58 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
16 56 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
16 56 (2.80%) Service Management
17 53 (2.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 121 (6.05%) Perl
2 115 (5.75%) Python
3 60 (3.00%) Ruby
4 55 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 47 (2.35%) PHP
6 44 (2.20%) Java
7 38 (1.90%) SQL
8 26 (1.30%) C
9 18 (0.90%) Tcl
10 17 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 15 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.30%) C++
13 5 (0.25%) VB
14 3 (0.15%) Ada
15 2 (0.10%) Korn
15 2 (0.10%) Erlang
15 2 (0.10%) C#
15 2 (0.10%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.10%) VBScript
16 1 (0.050%) R
Qualifications
1 1384 (69.20%) Cisco Certification
2 1065 (53.25%) CCNP
3 548 (27.40%) CCNA
4 350 (17.50%) CCIE
5 172 (8.60%) Degree
6 133 (6.65%) CCDP
7 115 (5.75%) CCSE
8 102 (5.10%) CCSA
9 86 (4.30%) Security Cleared
10 80 (4.00%) CCIP
11 72 (3.60%) CCSP
12 61 (3.05%) CISSP
13 60 (3.00%) CCDA
14 53 (2.65%) SC Cleared
15 51 (2.55%) JNCIA
16 46 (2.30%) JNCIS
17 39 (1.95%) DV Cleared
18 35 (1.75%) JNCIP
19 25 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
19 25 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (11.75%) SLA
2 50 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.50%) COBIT
5 10 (0.50%) QA
6 1 (0.050%) BS25999
System Software
1 292 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.95%) XenServer
5 34 (1.70%) vSphere
6 28 (1.40%) KVM
7 27 (1.35%) iptables
8 26 (1.30%) VMware ESX
9 24 (1.20%) Xen
10 23 (1.15%) Postfix
10 23 (1.15%) Samba
11 19 (0.95%) Firmware
11 19 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.50%) XenApp
14 9 (0.45%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.40%) NFS
16 7 (0.35%) Kamailio
17 5 (0.25%) OpenSIPS
18 4 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 94 (4.70%) Nagios
2 74 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 64 (3.20%) FortiGate
3 64 (3.20%) Cacti
4 48 (2.40%) CiscoWorks
5 45 (2.25%) Puppet
6 42 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 29 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 28 (1.40%) Cisco LMS
8 28 (1.40%) Opsview
8 28 (1.40%) OpenView
9 22 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (0.95%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.90%) HP NNM
12 15 (0.75%) OPNET
13 14 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
14 13 (0.65%) Salt
15 12 (0.60%) Graphite
16 11 (0.55%) SELinux
16 11 (0.55%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1786 (89.30%) Cisco
2 731 (36.55%) Juniper
3 616 (30.80%) F5
4 511 (25.55%) CheckPoint
5 403 (20.15%) VMware
6 248 (12.40%) Microsoft
7 210 (10.50%) HP
8 191 (9.55%) SolarWinds
9 162 (8.10%) Citrix
10 136 (6.80%) Riverbed
11 102 (5.10%) Fortinet
12 87 (4.35%) Red Hat
13 60 (3.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 57 (2.85%) Dell
15 50 (2.50%) Avaya
15 50 (2.50%) Nokia
15 50 (2.50%) Blue Coat
16 32 (1.60%) Huawei
16 32 (1.60%) Brocade
16 32 (1.60%) Infoblox
Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £42,500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + £225 car allowance, bonus, training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Allow + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 6,900 car allowance + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago